Scientific Journals

Submission Guidelines

About the Journal

The International Journal of Women, Sustainability and Leadership Studies is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by IBF International. The journal is published online and aims to publish research, reports, and literature reviews relating to gender, sustainability, climate change and leadership. We accept publications in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


The International Journal of Sustainable Futures Studies is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by IBF International. The journal is published online and aims to publish research, reports, and literature reviews relating to sustainability, climate change, and future studies. We accept publications in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

To assist authors in preparing their submissions, IBF International Press publisher offers writing workshops for a fee. These workshops are designed to help authors enhance their writing skills and ensure their articles meet the journal’s standards. For more information on the workshops and how to enroll, please contact us at connect@ibf.international for a quote.

About Submissions

Please ensure that your manuscript conforms to the following guidelines before submission:

  • Submit your manuscript in MS word format using the recommended template to avoid delay during the publication process
  • Please submit your article to connect@ibf.international

About Format

  • Use 24-point Palatino font size for headings and 11.5 for subtitles
  • Use 9,5 point Palatino for text and 1.0line spacing
  • Useendnotesnot footnotes
  • First page should include the name of the author or authors, author designations, affiliated institutes or research centres, and contact details (email addressand physical address if relevant).
  • First page should provide an abstract of no more than 250 words with listed (6) keywords underneath (keywords are not included in the abstract word count).
  • Use page numbers, but do not include a header or footer with any identifying information.
  • A biography for all authors should be submitted separately.
  • Use in-text citation (not footnotes) and follow APA referencing.
  • Provide a properly formatted reference list at the end of your manuscript in italics.
  • This is a multilingual journal. We are currently accepting publications in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Use American spelling (ize not ise) for publications in English.
  • Spell out numbers from zero to ten in full as well as any number that begins a sentence, thereafter use numerals.
  • Quotes should use double quotation marks, but a quote within a quote should use single quotation marks. For referencing use (Author, year) format. Quotes of more than three lines should be single spaced and indented.
  • Use the ellipsis (. . .) to show that something has been omitted from a quote. Ellipses must be used in incomplete quotes, but not to introduce quotes.
  • Use square brackets to enclose an interpolation in a quote e.g. [sic].
  • Use single quotation marks to emphasise or distinguish a term or idea from the main body of text.

About Submissions’ Structure

  •  Title
  • Author Name(s),
  • Designations,
  • Affiliations, and Contact Details
  • Abstract (250 words) and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Discussion and Results
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • References


Article Processing Charge (APC) Summary

IBF International publishes all its journals in full open access under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license, allowing free and unlimited access to scholarly articles. To cover publishing costs, authors pay a one-time APC for accepted manuscripts. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission fees, and no surcharges based on article length, figures, or supplementary data. Editorial items are published free of charge. APCs Cover:

  • Editorial Procedure: Peer review management, author revisions, and final decision-making, with in-house staff handling most processes.
  • Article Production: Professional editing, type-setting, formatting, and production in multiple formats (PDF, XML, HTML, Epub).
  • Article Hosting and Dissemination: Website maintenance and indexing database contacts.
  • Journal Administration: Managing the journal website, editorial board, and promoting the journal.
  • Philanthropy: Investing in projects benefiting the research community and the Innovation Board for Better Futures.